Heading to a salon or spa for a facial can be a great way to pamper yourself. However, you don’t have to wait until your next trip to the spa to have a facial. Try a relaxing facial you can create on your own with an at-home face mask. This step-by-step guide teaches you how to make your own kiwi skin-brightening face mask. In just a few easy steps, you’ll be able to relax with a natural at-home face mask that will leave your skin feeling soft and looking bright.
Be sure to use the best natural ingredients when giving yourself an at-home facial. Try to buy organic ingredients whenever possible. The fewer chemicals you’re putting on your skin, the better. To make the mask, you will need two large kiwis, 1 cup of orange juice, 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt (make sure it’s not vanilla), 1 tablespoon of almond oil, and one large banana.
Prepare the ingredients
Next you’re going to get all of your ingredients ready to go. You can start by peeling the kiwi and then putting it in the food processor or blender. Leave the seeds in the kiwi because they will help to exfoliate your skin when you’re rinsing the mask off. After you’ve added the kiwi, proceed with all of the other ingredients. You can blend them until they’ve turned into a smooth and creamy texture.
Prepare your skin
Once you’ve blended, put the mixture in the fridge for about 30 minutes. This will make the mixture cool so it will help with any puffiness or redness you may have. While the mixture is cooling, wash your face and make sure you’ve removed any traces of makeup. Avoid using an exfoliating face wash, because the seeds of the kiwi will take care of that.
Apply the mask to your face
Once your skin is clean and dry and you’ve let the mixture cool, you can begin applying it to your face. To do this, use your fingertips and spread a thick layer all over your face and neck. You have to make sure to avoid contact with your eyes. Even though it’s all-natural ingredients, it could still burn if it were to come in contact with your eyes.
Leave the mask on your face
Once you’ve applied the mask to your face, you need to leave it on for 15-20 minutes or until it’s totally dry. While your mask is drying, you can take this time to clean up your mess from making the mask.
Make a hot towel
One of the best ways to rinse a mask off your face while opening your pores is to use a hot towel to wash the mixture off of your skin. To do this, take a hand towel and run it under your faucet with hot water. Next, ring the towel out until it’s just a little damp. Then wrap the towel around your face and leave it on for about 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove the towel
After the towel has been on your face for 3 to 4 minutes, remove it. When you do this, use the towel to gently wipe away any of the mask that may be left on your skin.
Rinse any extra mask off
If there is any mask leftover on your skin after removing as much as you can with the hot towel, you can rinse your face with warm water. Be sure to use gentle motions because the kiwi seeds are going to exfoliate your skin.
Dry your face
After all of the leftover face mask is off of your face, take a dry towel and pat your skin. Do this gently, patting your face instead of rubbing. Rubbing can cause redness and irritation.
Moisturize your face
Once your face is dry, you need to make sure you moisturize your skin as normal. This includes applying any eye cream that you use on a regular basis.
At-home face masks are an inexpensive, natural way to treat your skin to something special. Depending on what your skin concerns are, you can create at-home face masks with ingredients that will help address those issues. These masks are safe and very effective; they’re also great because you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin. Most at-home face masks are also safe to do once a week in order to maintain your glowing skin.